Steve Kelley joined OSBA’s staff in July 2015. He has 33 years of experience in public education, including six recent years as superintendent of the South Umpqua School District. His job experience also includes charter school teaching/administrative duties and a range of district-level responsibilities such as curriculum development, state and federal programs supervision and human resources. His career includes stops in Florida, Wyoming, and New Mexico, and the last 14 years in Oregon.
Steve’s educational philosophy centers on three key dynamics: ensuring the success of each child; improving the quality of instruction and relationship between teacher and student; and creating a context of collaboration, communication and strong sense of community. He hopes to incorporate these philosophical ideas as OSBA’s director of board development.
Steve earned his bachelor’s degree from Flagler College (Florida) in secondary education and his master’s degree from the University of South Florida in adult education.